Saturday, August 27, 2011

Andrew Douglas Rothbard Releases New Album

Rejoice, for we have been offered a new release by Andrew Douglas Rothbard, to whom I dedicated a post here.

Frequenseqer is the name of the album and I have not heard it yet, but have no fear, as you and I can stream it on Mr. Rothbard's Bandcamp here.

At The Bandcamps - Metal Labels

More and more bands and labels are coming to realize the advantage of Bandcamp.
Lately I've been enjoying Bandcamps by metal music labels such as Relapse, Antithetic, Willowtip, 20 Buck Spin and now Candlelight USA.

The latter is now offering digital downloads at 7.99$ (instead of 9.99$) for a limited time (damn, I sound like a crappy commercial... I disgust myself... too bad I ain't paid for this, I just love the fact I can stream the music from these labels' bands).

So check it up here:
(check out Xerath, Ihsahn, Woe, Havok, Krieg, Cruachan, Insomnium, October Tide, Absu and Meads of Asphodel)
Relapse (check out Mose Giganticus, Howl, Horseback, Titan, Tombs, Obscura, Control Denied, Death, Black Anvil, Indian, Revocation, Toxic Holocaust, Cephalic Carnage, Zombi, Black Tusk, Abysmal Dawn, Baroness, Mumakil, Cough, Exhumed, Haemorrhage, Brutal Truth, Buried Inside, Don Caballero, Burst, Minsk, Carb Bomb, Unearthly Trance, Necrophagist, Antigama...)
Willowtip (check out Gigan, Dim Mak, Maruta, Arsis, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Ulcerate, Electro Quarterstaff, Gorod, Magrudergrind...)
20 Buck Spin
Profound lore (Agalloch, Caina, Disma, Mitochondrion, Cobalt, Portal, Krallice, Gates of Slumber, Avichi, Leviathan, Yob...)
Heavy Artillery (Vektor)

If you know/find others, please post them in the comments.

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming Aug. 26th

Here's the weekend update from ProgStreaming:


This weekend Progstreaming offers you a very special update, with 3 bands offerings each a CD and an EP:

Big Big Train:
- the remixed 2011 version of "Goodbye To The Age Of Steam"
- the 2010 EP "Far Skies Deep Time",

- the 2-CD masterpiece "The Octopus"
- the freely distributed EP "Fractal",

Presto Ballet:
- the acclaimed 2011 CD "Invisible Places"
- the brand new EP "Love What You've Done To The Place"

If you like these releases, please do support the bands any way possible for you. Either you could 'like' the releases, tweet it to all your friends, visit their sites, join their mailingslists, and buy their products. But most of all do this: enjoy their music! "

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming Aug. 24th

Here's the latest update from ProgStreaming.
Of those I know the Sanguine Ham album and recommend trying it out (it's also available on the band's Bandcamp, so once it's over at ProgStreaming, you can still stream it there).

"Progstreaming kindly offers you - in association with the bands and labels featured - the following excellent releases:

- Three Seasons "Life's Road"
- Toxic Smile "I'm Your Saviour"
- Sanguine Hum "Diving Bell"
- Euthymia "L'Ultima Illusione"
- InVertigo "Next Stop Vertigo "
- Han Uil "Dark In Light"

Use the 'I like'-button to let other listeners, bands and labels know you appreciate the music; join our Facebook, if you haven't yet.

If you like to see a release featured at Progstreaming, or give us a 'golden tip', please put in this thread! I'll read it, and respond! "

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Humble Grumble Live - Free Download

Stroll over to Humble Grumble's SoundCloud and download a 40 minute live show of theirs.
Humble Grumble Live by humblegrumble

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming Aug. 17th

I highly recommend the William Drake album, which I featured here previously.
Also try the Jardin De La Croix (which I also posted about and is also available for free download on Jamendo and their website).

"Today we bring you an indeed Great & Terrible update, with albums that Rise Into The Light!

We are mighty proud is presenting you some of the best progrock around today:

- Ben Craven "Great & Terrible Potions"
- William D Drake "The Rising Of The Lights"
- Daedalus "Motherland"
- Dream The Electric Sleep "Lost And Gone Forever"
- Jardin de la Croix "Ocean Cosmonauts"

Special mention goes for the last two, for those are free downloads. So what are you waiting for?

Join our Facebook! We have more than 500 fans, and our goal is a thousand before end of this year. Helps us achieve this by spreading the word!

Progstreaming needs your support! We have more than enough wishes for the future, but none of that is free. Support Progstreaming, but using the donate-button at the bottom of the site, or mail us if you need other possibilities. Companies who want to advertise are also invited. We're awfully cheap too!

Enjoy the music, and please mail is if you have any comments, or tips! "

News from Rhys Marsh

I reviewed Rhys Marsh's 2009 album, Dulcima (here).
We now receive news about his current activities. Read on after the jump.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recommendation: Hostsonaten - Summereve (2011, AMS)

The 4th and last installment in the Seasons Cycle by Fabio Zuffanti's Hostsonaten, Summereve is an epic conclusion to the suite and is becoming my favourite of the "seasons", despite me disliking the summer.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Review: Humble Grumble - Flanders Fields (2011, AltrOck)

If you wish for an album to elevate your spirits, if you want happy and jovial music, if you want groove, excitement, jazziness and a bit of eclecticism, you’re in the right “field”.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming Aug. 13th

Here's another update from the ProgStreaming website. 
I personally recommend the Nordagust album that just got added there.

"This weekend we bring you a special update, with a few albums that have been out there a while, but too good to miss!

- Nordagust "In The Mist Of Morning"
- Vessels "Helioscope"
- Slaves To Fashion "Artistic Differences"

Enjoy them! Let others know by 'liking' them, just below the artwork! Progstreaming also has a RSS-feed. Try it, you'll find it way below the frontpage.

Now that Progstreaming is online for over one month, feel free to send in your comments, complaints, praise, things or albums you'll like to see here, or whatever you'll like to add. So you're more than welcome to communicate with Progstreaming, especially when you've put CD's you've discovered at Progstreaming at your wish-list! Put it out here, or mail me at

Stay tuned for next week, for I have way too much terrific stuff coming up!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: Herd Of Instinct - Herd Of Instinct (2011, Firepool Records)

This Herd’s music combines mystery, ambiance, a sense of adventure and raw power.

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming - Black Widow Edition

Here's the latest update from the ProgStreaming website:

"This thursday we bring you in association with Black Widow Records are special Black Widow-update, with:

- Goad "Masquerade"
- Arabs In Aspic "Strange Frame Of Mind"
- Wicked Minds "Visioni, Deliri E Illusioni - Tribute to Italian Prog"
- Three Monks "Neogothic Progressive Toccatas"

Explore them, and see if you like them. If you do, let other listeners know through Facebook and Twitter.

Stay tuned, for this weekend we have yet another special weekend-update! "

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White Willow Release Teaser From Upcoming Album (+Pre-Order)

White WIllow Left to right:
Sylvia Skjellestad, Jacob Holm-Lupo, Ellen Andrea Wang, Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, Lars Fredrik Frøislie and Mattias Olsson.

Here's the blurb:
"Excerpts from White Willow's forthcoming album "Terminal Twilight", available from The Laser's Edge in North America and from Termo Records in the rest of the world.
To be released on October 11."

Update 12/8/11:
"It's up for pre-order at the Termo shop now. Official release is, as has been said, October 11th.
You can order it here:

The first 25 orders will get a copy signed by Lars Fredrik Frøislie and myself, just to make it a little worthwhile.

I have to point out, though, that for North American customers, it will be worthwhile to wait for the American release through The Laser's Edge, which will be available from any and all of your favorite US vendors. It will ship out faster to North American customers, and will be less costly due to lesser postage fees and the state of the dollar. US and European release will be simultaneous.

And for those who do their shopping with the excellent Burning Shed (who can blame them?), they have also put it up for pre-order now:

So - between these options most needs should be satisfied :-)

Jacob "

Recommendation: Teliof - Is It?

Today I'm featuring a lovely Israeli progressive rock band called Teliof. I bought their album Is It? some time ago, on a whim, not knowing too much how they sounded like or who the lineup was. But the snippets I heard on their Myspace were enough to push me towards buying the album.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Recommendation: Badawi - The Heretic Of Ether

Badawi is the project of Raz Mesinai, an Israeli musician and composer who also works in other constellations. You can get a much better and profound background on him here and here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Recommendation: Winds - The Imaginary Direction Of Time

A few years ago, I don't remember when exactly (probably around 2005), as I was browsing the cd's in the metal section at a local cd store, I noticed this beautiful cover on one album:

News from Toby Driver, Zoe Keating and Humble Grumble

After the jump you'll find newsletters from Toby Driver, Zoe Keating and Humble Grumble